Festive Frocks: be the old-school-Madonna-Who’s –That-Girl-girl. Look for brightly colored lace sheaths, color-blocking body-con silhouettes, long-sleeve dark floral minis, or sequin swing coats over an LBD. Sure bets are BCBG, Topshop and Bloomies. So money.Bauble(y) Head: Jewelry transforms any outfit and you don’t have spend a fortune. Hit Forever21, H&M and Akira for a quick fix. Spiked cuffs, Colored-jeweled chunky necklaces, rhinestone pyramid studs, enamel cocktail rings and bangles in mixed metals are all dope. Party on!
Jingle Bell Rock: Shoes steal the show. Satin, bows, metal tips, colored suede and lace all rock. Newer looks are t-straps, spiked heels, and the ever-beloved pointy toe. Head to DSW, Zara and an unexpected stop like Amazon.com/fashion. Bootie or pump, it’s all good, baby.
Santa’s Bag: the dual personality of crossbody-meets-clutch is the way to go. Quilted, python, colored leather, what-ev—just look for anything small with a chain link strap. Straps out--you’re the lady. Tucked in--you’re the cool kid. Try Piperlime, Zara and Nordstrom Rack. Totally rad.Merry Maniac: a self-proclaimed one, don’t skip the mani! Go dark for drama, deep sparkle for jazz, or classic red for luxe. Essie, OPI are cult faves, yet drugstore hits like Sally Hansen offer many coolio shades. Hit Ulta, Target, Sephora and Walgreens. Remember, “no-chips” are no-no’s. Word.
Yo, yo. Be a hipster this holiday. Style on.
Bennett Pump BCBGeneration, Nordstrom:
Skater Sequin V-front dress, Topshop:
Laquered Link Necklace, Forever21:
"Too Too Hot" by Essie, Ulta:
Nicolette Clutch, Tinley Road, Piperlime.com:
Deco Enamel Black Coctail Ring, Banana Republic:
Lace Sheath Dress, BCBG:
Art Deco Rhinestone Studs, Forever21:
Mirrored Court Pump, ZARA:
Gold Bullet Bracelet, Baublebar.com:
Studded Small Box Bag, ZARA:
Fitted Short Sleeve Maxi, Topshop.com:
"Pat on the Black" by Sally Hansen, Target: